Title: Treatment of chronic contained spontaneous esophageal perforations
Authors: McNamee, C J ×
Meyns, Bart
Singh, G
Black, T #
Issue Date: 2000
Series Title: Diseases of the esophagus : official journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus / I.S.D.E vol:13 issue:1 pages:2-4
Abstract: Spontaneous esophageal perforations are associated with a high mortality and morbidity without surgery. The treatment mortality for early (<24) and late (>24 h) spontaneous esophageal perforations is reviewed as well as all recent cases of chronic spontaneous esophageal perforations. Chronic esophageal perforations with mediastinal cavities may be best treated by internal drainage of the cavity into the esophagus in order to convert the transmural perforation into an intramural esophageal dissection.
ISSN: 1120-8694
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Clinical Cardiac Surgery
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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